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Investments, Valuation Report

The Valuation reports are available from two locations, starting from Durell’s Main Menu...

  • Click the “Policies” button
  • Click “File / Print / Valuation (type)”
  • Or

  • Click the “Reports” button
  • Select the “Life” tab
  • Click “Valuation (type)”
  • Click “Proceed”
  • Different Valuation Layouts

    There are different layouts for the Valuation...

  • Standard, which is fully detailed
  • Alternative, which is colourful and easier to read, but less detailed
  • Basic, which is the least detailed
  • For everyday use the “Basic” layout is likely to be best, as it does not contain details of income or switching. Hence it requires the least amount of input work, and is possibly the easiest for the client to understand. It is also the best report to use in conjunction with Durell’s on-line valuation service, which only downloads current units and values, matching this layout (i.e. without details of income or switching).

    The “Standard” layout is the only one that gives a full transaction trail of all switches and income, though some clients may find it overwhelming, and prefer the simpler “Alternative” or “Basic” ones.

    Valuation Selections

    On the “Print Valuation” selection dialogue, shown below, you can choose to print for...

  • All clients
  • Just those with their mailshot selection marker set to “Y” (see Mail Shot, Bulk Selection Of Clients )
  • A single client, selected via the “>” button
  • You may include or exclude policies by their stage (e.g. just include “Active” and “Active joint” ones). The dropdown to the right of the word “Exclude” allows you to select all stages of a given type (e.g. all active stages, which in one go would include “Active” and “Active joint” while excluding everything else – see Set-up, Policy Stages ). If you use this dropdown then you must click the “Select” button to activate it.

    Choose whether to use the client’s search name (e.g. PUDD P) or first line of address (Mrs P Pudd) in the title, and whether to include a Word template as a header for the overall report – in which case you’ll need to use the “…” button to select a template from your Durell “TEMPLATE” folder (e.g. “Valuation Front Page” – see “Documents, Templates, New”)

    Then...

  • Tick the box to “Show report in black and white” if your colour printer cannot cope with its solid colour pie charts
  • Tick the boxes of the investment types to include (e.g. Endowments & Pensions)
  • Tick the boxes to include fund details, and graphs (i.e. pie charts) for sector, type and risk
  • Use the “Show growth” dropdown to show compound or simple growth
  • Tick the box to show the plan name (e.g. “9% Savings Plan”) for savings accounts (n.b. instead of the account number) 
  • Optionally tick the box to include the text contained in the “Details” field on the first screen of each contract
  • Optionally tick the box to show contract enquiry notes, downloaded during any on-line valuations
  • Optionally tick the box to show the yield % instead of the unit price
  • Click “Print” to print the whole report, including the Word header page, or “Preview” to see it on screen first, with the option to subsequently print without the header document.

    You should then get a report like that shown below…

    …followed by pie charts like that below…

    Saving & Loading Preferred Report Settings

    If the selections you chose for your valuation differ from Durell’s standard or “default” selections, then you can save then as shown in “Reports, Saving Selections”.

    Risk Profile

    The risk profile will only work if you’ve first manually set-up your funds with “risk factors”, as shown in “Set-up, Fund Prices & Graphs”.

    Yield %

    The “Yield %” figure is taken from the “Setup / Fund prices and graphs” screen, as shown below.

    Data feeds such as Fin Express include yield figures for a few funds, but in the majority of cases you’ll probably need to enter these manually, as shown below, and described in “Set-up, Fund Prices & Graphs”.